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Treat Yourself to Chiropractic Care at the OTFM-TC

March 24, 2016

If your body is aching for chiropractic treatment, then you'll love the talent and expertise of American-trained and board certified Dr. Erik Fulfer. Stop by his OTFM-TC tent to make a same-day appointment.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Sure, the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural is loaded with an abundance of farm-fresh produce and flowers, ready-to-eat foods, traditional Mexican handcrafts, fashions, accessories, body products and unique gifts, but did you know that we also have some good-for-you services? If your body is aching for an "ahh" kind of chiropractic treatment, then check out the talent and expertise of American-trained, board-certified Dr. Erik Fulfer.

Meet Erik Fulfer, DC

Dr. Fulfer is the proud owner and practitioner of Bahia Chiropractic & American Chiropractic. He started his professional journey by following in the footsteps of his grandfather, a World War II veteran-turned-chiropractor.

Fulfer enlisted in the U.S. Military. He served four years with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 508th Airborne Battalion. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1994. Then, like his grandfather who attended chiropractic school in the 1950s, Fulfer went on to complete his science-based undergraduate studies in order to attend the largest chiropractic institution in the country at the time. Fulfer graduated from Life University School of Chiropractic in March 2000. He successfully passed all four parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Exams, as well as the physical therapist exams.

In the following nine years, Dr. Fulfer applied every bit of his training to helping patients reclaim health and vitality with his Atlanta-based practice, serving as Associate DC, Clinic Director and owner.

Big Dreams in Mexico

Although Dr. Fulfer was fulfilling his life's passion in the U.S., he dreamt of practicing chiropractic care in Mexico. He shared this dream with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Sofia. It took them three years, but they finally arrived to the Banderas Bay area in 2010.

Same Day, On-Site Chiropractic Care

In 2011, Dr. Fulfer joined over 80 vendors at the Vallarta's favorite weekend attraction: the OTFM-TC. His mission? To share his passion for good health and over 16 years of experience with international visitors. He set up a chiropractic table under a shaded tent and happily treated market goers to highly effective on-site treatments.

Today, Dr. Fulfer continues to help thousands enjoy their stay in sunny Mexico without pain and discomfort. And now you, too! Experience what it means to be free from troublesome symptoms. Stop by Dr. Fulfer's tent in Lazaro Cárdenas Park this Saturday for a same-day appointment.

Mobile Chiropractic Services Along the Bay

Not only does Dr. Fulfer treat patients at the market, but he also operates Vallarta's only mobile chiropractic service. Don't miss out on the opportunity to have a chiropractic treatment in the comfort of your home, office, resort or spa. Dr. Fulfer's mobile service is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm. To schedule an Vallarta-based appointment, contact (044) 182-5045 or bahiachiro(at)

Dr. Fulfer also serves the north side of the Banderas Bay from his Bucerias office. It's conveniently located inside the Mega store across from the Flamingos Golf Course. Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. To make a Bucerias-based appointment, call (044) 322-180-7393 or email megachiropractic(at)

To learn more about Dr. Fulfer and his approach to chiropractic care, visit

Yoga Class

Due to a limited response, the yoga class is cancelled for the balance of the season.

Meet the Market

The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.

You're Invited!

The OTFM-TC will be open 9:30-2 every Saturday, from November 7, 2015, to April 30, 2016. You'll find us in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, located in Vallarta's Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. For only 12 pesos an hour, you can park in the garage directly beneath park. Public buses and taxis also come this way with a Pino Suarez Street drop off.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.

For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit, and "like" us on Facebook.

Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.